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The above map currently shows Openreach’s FTTP plans for our Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs and Market Towns and Villages Build Programme. It does not show FTTP deployment related to other programmes such as BDUK, new sites/retro new-sites, and other smaller scale programmes or infill.
Openreach has exercised its best efforts to ensure that the maps accurately reflects plans at the time of publication. Openreach will update the map on a rolling basis, including to reflect additional locations in later phases of network build or changes to existing plans which may become necessary due to unforeseen operational obstacles (particularly where build is yet to commence).
*Programme Build Complete refers to the exchanges where build has been largely completed but does not mean that services will be available from this date.
Where are we building?
At Openreach, we've recently announced an ambition to reach 25 million homes and businesses by December 2026, if the right investment conditions are in place.
In doing that, we’re determined to be as open and transparent about our build programmes as we can be. That's why we publish a range of details about our largest commercial programmes on our public website. This includes the FTTP Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs Build Programme, and the Market Towns and Villages Programme which covers locations within the most difficult to reach areas (the vast majority are in Area 3, as defined by Ofcom).
In addition to these, our Fibre First Programme contains other smaller sub-programmes, for example BDUK, new sites, other demand-driven programs and smaller-scale infill which – due to their nature and scale – are not included in our publication.
Our aim is to support the Government’s strategy, as set out in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, to accelerate commercial full fibre network investment across the UK as well as giving our stakeholders (like council leaders, planners, MPs, our CP customers and the general public) a view of where and when we intend to build.
This provides stakeholders with valuable information to make informed decisions on their FTTP investments and sales effort helping to encourage people to take up a full fibre service when it arrives.
The lists of locations and exchanges are reviewed and agreed in advance of publication by our Fibre First Steering Group, to make sure all the published data is accurate and reflects our build plans at the time of publication.
We don’t intend to change plans or the list of exchanges, but building a new broadband network across the UK is a huge and complex engineering programme, so some changes may occur where we encounter unforeseen obstacles. For example, the start of any building work will be subject to us getting the right level of support from relevant local authorities, and our own operational capability and efficiency. This includes having access to multi-dwelling units, like apartment blocks. When it comes to the actual build, we might discover conditions on the ground which restrict the proportion of an exchange area that we can upgrade.
Openreach will keep the information updated on a rolling basis, including to reflect additional locations in later phases of network build or changes to existing plans which may become necessary due to unforeseen operational reasons (particularly where build is yet to commence). In the event that a location is removed from the list, we will always explain the reasons behind that decision.
Our approach to publishing our Full Fibre build plans
We committed to DCMS that we would publish a forward-looking view of locations and exchanges where we're currently building FTTP, where it's already been built and where we're planning to build.
The increased experience on the ground has given us ever greater confidence in the ability, level and accuracy to plan longer term and we're now in a position to publish details of new build tranches on a rolling basis.
Our approach to publishing our FTTP build plans includes loading on our website a list of:
- towns and cities where we're already building FTTP as part of our towns and cities build programme, or where we intend to start building as part of our next build tranches. For London and larger cities we also specify the boroughs.
- the links of specific exchanges where we're currently building, where we've already built*, and where we intend to start building within each tranche. Details at an exchange level are shown only where Openreach expects that it will build in the greater majority of the relevant exchange.
* Programme Build Complete refers to the exchanges where build has been largely completed but does not mean that services will be available from this date.
Following our recent announcement of our extended build ambition, in addition to the list of market towns and villages already published, we're now in the position to publish details of a new tranche of build covering our plans to reach an incremental 3m premises in market towns and villages (the vast majority of which are in Area 3) up to December 2026. In particular, we publish on our website details of all exchanges where we're currently building, where we've already built and where we intend to start building up to December 2026.
The data will provide further certainty to local authorities, investors and customers - and support the Government's strategy to accelerate commercial investments in Full Fibre networks throughout the UK.